SED TVs Delayed to 2007
March 12, 2006 1:02 AM
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Toshiba and Canon claim SED TVs will be here in two years, but will the price be competitive?
that the joint surface-conduction electron-emitter display venture between Canon and Toshiba will have to wait an extra year or so. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas two months ago, the two companies announced that
SED displays are just inside a year for commercial use
With the cost of LCD and Plasma TVs in near freefall, for SED TVs to gain any market acceptance, the technology needs a dramaticly cheaper cost or dramatically apparent feature. Right now, DLP and similar technologies dominate the high fidelity market while LCD and Plasma TVs have dropped so much in cost that SED has a difficult task ahead of itself to really unseat either technology.
For example, low end 37" LCD TVs used to cost approximately $2,000 about this time of the year in 2004. Today, you can walk into any Costco or Frys and pick up a 37" Syntax LCD for $1,300. The price drop is even more dramatic for larger sized LCDs. DLP prices have experienced similar drops, but have also increased resolution dramatically in the last two years. For SED to really have a fighting chance out of the gate, Toshiba-Canon would need a 37" to 40" SED TV for under $1,500 to compete with sub-$1,000 LCD TVs of the same size.
Toshiba and Canon have promised nearly $2B USD to keeping SED technology afloat, though Intel made similar promises in 2002 with LCoS technology.
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RE: All these pixels...
3/12/2006 6:15:10 PM
And then we just have to wait two years for the salespeople to learn how to use the technology.
I recently walked into a "The Source" where they had a nice HDTV showing a 4x3 letterbox stretched wide to fill the entire screen. I asked why there were black bars on the top and bottom and several salesmen said those bars would always be there because it was HDTV.
I asked why I should spend money on a TV that never uses part of the screen. They had no answer. I asked why I would want to watch everything squashed vertically on the screen and they had no answer.
Turns out they had the digital cable box set to output 4x3 letterbox and didn't know how to access the menu.
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